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Hopefully, we'll get a moment tonight as memorable as this one when Mike Ditka and the Saints drafted Ricky Williams with the fifth overall pick of the 1999 NFL draft. To get you prepared for the big event, here are a number of links including the draft philosophies of eight teams via SportsPickle.com. ... a look at 18 curious draft picks, ranging from Bruce Jenner to John Wayne to a newborn baby. ... a flowchart to determine if your NFL draft pick is a bust. ... and an NFL Draft "choose your own adventure" experiment.
Draft Day Links
Ricky Williams, Mike Ditka :: AP
Here's an eye-opening look at how much money NFL fans would save if a lockout that eliminated the season.
The Only Benefit To A Lockout
He'll be playing at St. John's next season.
God's Gift To College Basketball
Lovely Lady Of The Day
Elsa Pataky :: Juan Naharro Gimenez/Getty Images
A Texas Rangers minor league prospect recently threw a garbage can at fans.
Shaquille O'Neal has always come across as a big kid. Apparently, he behaves this way while hanging out with his girlfriend, too.
Last Tuesday, Hot Clicks posted video of an 18-month old kicking soccer balls into his toy chest. Today, that kid signed a pro soccer contract with a Dutch team. (Thanks to Ben, of Charleston, S.C., Michael, of State College, Pa., and Brad Remus, of Ottawa, for the tip.)
Never To Young To Sign A Contract
TheOnion.com sits down with the "screenwriter" of Fast Five, which comes out tomorrow. (Thanks to Jared, of Monterey, Calif., for the link.)
Interview Of The Day